Northville District Library

Monday - Thursday: 10am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm


Phone: 248-349-3020

Local History and Genealogy Resources

Explore the early history of Northville or research your family tree with online and printed resources available in the Local History Room on the Library’s lower level.

northvillerecordsNorthville Historic Records - search and view The Northville Record (1869-2011),
Local History Indexes, Northville Township Archives Scrapbooks and more.




A collection of subscription databases, ebooks, and other online material paid for by the the Northville District Library or by the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL).

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Ancestry Library Edition
Note:  This database is available ONLY in the Library.
A comprehensive collection of resources for family research, including Census from both U.S. (through 1940) and the U.K: passenger lists; and birth, death, and marriage records similar to the fee-based website, with a browser from ProQuest. This database paid for by Northville District Library.
BiographyContext Biography in Context
Comprehensive collection of biographical information on people from all eras and cultures, historic and current. Includes both brief and in-depth articles from authoritative reference books, as well as from journal and newspaper. Offers links to vetted websites, and thousands of images. This database paid for by Northville District Library.
BiographyMasterIndex Biography and Genealogy Master Index
An index to biographical information contained in more than 1,000 reference sources. Covers people from all time periods. Does not contain full text.


Heritage Quest
Includes books and periodicals on family history, as well as the US Census from 1790 to 1930. Also a ProQuest database.

Local History Resources

Interior of the Northville Library, circa. 1900


Portrait of William H. Maybury, 1934




Resources from the State of Michigan

Census Information and Vital Records

Other resources


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